Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we continued our Galatians series with a discussion of 3:7-9.

“And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, ‘In you shall all the nations be blessed.'”

1) Why does Paul write that we are children of Abraham?

Salvation comes through the Jews. It was Abraham’s seed (Christ) that paid a our sin debt on the cross thereby allowing all (Abraham’s seeds)  to be saved. That makes us all spiritually related to Abraham.

2) How were the Jews saved?

Grady said that the Jews were saved the same way we are — by faith in Christ.

Christ had not bee crucified when Abraham lived, however, Abraham had faith that God would fulfill His promises. It was that faith that saved Abraham. In other words Abraham had faith in Christ as then revealed.

While we have the benefit of knowing what Jesus did for us there are still many things we don’t understand and have to accept by faith. Like Abraham we must trust that God will provide.

I will be out of town for the next two weeks and Bob will be leading discussion. Here are the next two scriptures and questions:

Next week Galatians 3:10-14.

1) What does it mean to be under the ‘curse of the law’?

2) What is the ‘promise of the Spirit’?

3) What practical effect does this teaching have in our daily lives?

The following week Galatians 3:15-29.

1) Why did God give us the law?

2) Paul writes ‘but now that faith has come, we are no longer under the custodian’ What des this mean?

3) Consider verse 28. What does this verse mean to you?

See you in two weeks.

John

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